RMIT University have developed a new titanium alloy using copper that solves a key issue with using titanium in 3D printing. Currently, titanium alloys used in 3D printing are prone to cracking or distortion, as when it cools, the lattices of the material can bond together in column-shaped crystals. The alloy created at RMIT did … Continue reading Titanium found to strengthen 3D printing
Titomic have unveiled the world’s first 3D printed high-performance titanium rocket. Demonstrated at FormNext, a 3D printing trade show in Frankfurt, Germany, the rocket is a scaled version of Australian rocket company Gilmour Space’s ERIS-S rocket. Titomic created the rocket using its Titomic Kinetic Fusion (TKF) 9000 platform. The manufacturing process was undertaken in Melbourne … Continue reading Titomic launches 3D printed rocket
Australian digital manufacturing solutions company Titomic Limited has delivered five prototypes of defence soldier systems products. Completed in six months, the soldier systems were manufactured with the Titomic Kinetic Fusion AM process (TKF AM). The quick turnaround of this project in only six months demonstrates the potential of metal additive manufacturing in sensitive applications. The … Continue reading Additive manufacturing speeds up defence project delivery
Australian metal additive manufacturing company, Titomic, has announced its first defence agreement with TAUV, to produce ruggedised soldier-enabled Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in Titanium using the Titomic Kinetic Fusion technology. The patented process developed by Titomic produces load-bearing 3D forms from fusing metallic powder feedstock sprayed at supersonic speeds. The prototype ruggedised soldier-enabled UAV manufactured by Titomic has been shortlisted … Continue reading Titomic debuts Australia’s first metal printed soldier-enabled UAV
Melbourne-based additive metal manufacturer, Titomic, has appointed a new general manager to develop the company’s position in the aerospace and resource sectors. A metallurgist of 40 years industry experience, Trent Mackenzie has previously been the managing director of two global regions of Allegheny Technologies International, a market leader in speciality titanium and titanium alloys. In his new … Continue reading Titanium manufacturer appoints aerospace, resource expert
A partnership between CSIRO and Australian medical device company Anatomics has led to the first successful implantation of a 3D printed titanium and polymer sternal and rib cage in a US patient. Ms Penelope Heller, a 20 year old American, who was diagnosed with chondrosarcoma (a rare bone cancer) in 2014, had to have her … Continue reading CSIRO, Anatomics partnership sees US patient receive 3D printed sternal and rib cage
Melbourne based family manufacturer, Marand, has partnered with BAE Systems to build highly armoured reconnaissance vehicles for the Army, according to The Australian. The Department of Defence (DoD) will spend a year testing prototype vehicle contenders, including the Marand/BAE contribution, to ensure they can survive on modern battlefields. DoD is upgrading its current “soft-skinned” Land … Continue reading Family company partners with BAE Systems to build next-gen armoured vehicles
Metal powder technology company Metalysis has gained a further £20 million ($39.8 million) investment from Perth-based mineral sands resources company Iluka and a high-profile British investor.
Australian start-up 3D Medical has received an order for 25 sets of additively manufactured titanium jaw implants.
The CSIRO’s Lab 22 is part of an effort to get Australian industry up to speed with metal additive manufacturing. Brent Balinski spoke to the innovation centre’s research director, Alex Kingsbury.
The overall appetite for additive manufacturing continues in all segments of the market. Brent Balinski spoke to long-time industry consultant Terry Wohlers, principal consultant and president of Wohlers Associates. Wohlers Report 2015 was released in April, the firm’s 20th anniversary edition.
A new titanium making process being developed by research organisation SRI International could allow titanium to be used in cars.
Tapping Australia’s titanium ore resources and turning them into the valuable light metal has been something we’ve wanted to do for a long time. Are we any closer to making more from our ore? Brent Balinski reports.
Perth company Flying Machine is seeing success manufacturing bicycles with customised lugs, 3D printed in titanium.
Sweden’s Arcam, a maker of electron beam melting additive manufacturing systems, will move into medical implant manufacturing.
Sandvik Coromant has compiled five tips to help metalworkers and machinists machine through tough titanium.
Australia’s titanium wealth holds great potential. Additive manufacturing might play a part in creating more value from ore in the future.
CSIRO’s titanium printing experts have teamed up with dental company Oventus to create a titanium mouthguard to treat sleep apnoea.